Butterfly Note Gift Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of gift tags featuring the stunning Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp. These are really quick and easy gift tags so you can make up a whole bunch and have them ready to go for that special gift.
 


Instructions:
1. Take the largest tag stamp from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set and stamp onto some smooth white cardstock. Stamp several in the same colour or use a variety of pretty Archival Ink colours. Here I have used Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue and Viridian Archival Inks. NOTE: When using a variety of colours, start with the lightest colour first and clean the stamp between each colour to avoid corrupting the colour.

2. Cut out the tags and ink the edges with the same coloured ink. Cut out the hole at the top of each tag. Using the same coloured ink, apply the French Script Background Stamp over the top of the tag. Also add a Paint Splat using the same ink. Add a length of jute or ribbon at the top.

3. Stamp the Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp using the same ink/s. Fussy cut the butterfly and add to the tag using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 

4. Using the same ink again, stamp the ‘To’ and ‘From’ from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set. Cut out each and add to the tag.





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Paint Splat Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 02, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share an art journal page featuring the awesome NEW Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This is just the coolest stamp for adding those arty touches to your art journal, cards, layouts and more. Here I have used the stamp on the title page for my art journal.



Instructions:
1. Use a palette knife to spread a thin coat of white gesso over the art journal page. Allow to dry.

2. Use the palette knife again to add some acrylic ink in contrasting colours. Allow to dry in between each colour.


3. Apply some stamps from the Paint Splats and the Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Sets using co-ordinating Archival Ink colours. Add some sweet stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set too. Allow to dry completely (I left overnight).

4. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the page using embossing ink. Heat set with super fine white detail embossing powder. Repeat until you have three fabulous paint splats on the page.


5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp some things that make you happy on extra white cardstock as well as the quote. I used butterflies from the Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set as well as Paint Brushes, Paint Tubes and Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamps. Stamp some more stars as well. Add double-sided tape to the back of all images before fussy cutting each one. Stick onto the page.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Paradise Teal
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink, Neon Purple
White gesso
Acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Suitcase Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with a couple of cards using the new Suitcase Eclectic Stamp. This is a great stamp for creating travel themed cards! Here's what I have created: 



Instructions: 
Stamp the Postage Stamps Background Stamp on white cardstock. Use several different colours of ink to mimic the different colours of postage stamps. Mount the background on two different colours of cardstock, bringing in two of the colours from the background. Stamp the Suitcase on white cardstock and trim out. Stamp stickers out for the suitcase using the Correspondence and Vintage Office sets and adhere to suitcase. Add a Paper Dolls image by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology. Brass look alike brads were added to the suitcase using a Pearl Pen by Viva.  Stamp the words World Traveler on white cardstock, trim out and adhere to card front. Speckle with ink splats or paint. Stamp postage cancellation image on front of card.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Suitcase Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Vintage Office, Nomad, Correspondence 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Postage Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink: Saffron, Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Fern Green
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls 

The next card is called Follow Your Dreams.


This card is created much the same way as the first card. Stamp the background, on white cardstock, using the Tickets stamp by Darkroom Door. Stamp Lady Liberty, with black ink, on the side and adhere to the card base. Stamp two suitcases out, on white cardstock, using Archival (Potting soil) and Distress Oxide (Walnut Stain) and trim out. Overlap the suitcases and adhere to the card front.


Stamp the suitcase with words and stickers from different Darkroom Door sets. Add the paper doll to the card front. Add some color to the flag by using the Cobalt and Red Geranium Archival inks. Speckle the card with ink or paint. Add the Brass look a like brads, to the suitcase, using the Pearl Pen by Viva Decor.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: New York Vol. 1, Nomad 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Tickets
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Red Geranium and Potting Soil
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Paper Dolls: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this next card, I have used the stamp like a background stamp. Single image stamps make for a fun
card background and are so easy!!!


Instructions: 
Stamp the image several times on white cardstock. You can position the stamp or stamp in random places. I positioned the suitcase to make rows of suitcases. The created background was then adhered to a cream colored card base. One image was stamped out and then trimmed. The carved leaves were stamped to look like they were behind the luggage. The Script Texture stamp was added for a vintage feel. The suitcase was adhered with foam squares and then embellished with Word Bands by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. 


Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: French Script
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Carved Leaves Vol.1, Mail Art.
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Jet Black, Fern Green
Tim Holtz/idea-ology: Word Bands

Thanks for stopping by! 

Connie Mercer

Scrapbooking with Butterfly Note Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 22, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share two different layouts using the stunning new Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp

For my first layout, I have added a ‘kaleidoscope’ (Official term for a group of butterflies) of butterflies in beautiful bright Archival Ink colours.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock or patterned paper measuring 8½” x 11¾“.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 8¼“ x 11½“. Stick down on the piece from Step 1. Add some stamping using a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set and Viridian Archival Ink. Use the spot stamp from the same stamp set to add some more stamping with the same ink. Flick some more droplets over the layout using a coloured mist Here I have used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mad Hatter Mint Starburst Spray. Allow to dry.
3. On some extra smooth white cardstock, stamp 6 or 7 butterflies using various Archival Inks. Here I have used a combination of Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue and Viridian. Fussy cut each butterfly. Stick down on the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. Use the Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp and three of the co-ordinated Archival Inks to stamp 3 squares onto the extra cardstock. Cut out and add to the layout to form a base on which to stick your photo.
5. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock and cut out. Stick down on the layout. Add your photo.


6. Stamp a quote onto the extra cardstock using the Deep Purple ink. Add double sided tape to the back and fussy cut each word. Add to the layout along with some enamel dots, sequins or rhinestones.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dreams Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Here is another layout, this time using softer tones of colour. I just love the combination of pretty script text with a gorgeous butterfly silhouette which was just perfect for my baby layout.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 8½” x 11¾”. Cut a piece of co-ordinated patterned paper a fraction smaller. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide and stick down on the pink cardstock base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 7¾” x 11”. Place a heat resistant craft sheet on your desk and press the Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide pad onto it. Also add some Picket Fence Distress Ink. Spritz with water and then swipe the white cardstock through it. Dry with a heat gun. Repeat until you are happy with the result. I added a lot more Picket Fence to mine to create a really soft look. Dry with a heat gun and stick down on the layout base.
3. Stamp 7 Butterfly Note butterflies on extra smooth white cardstock using the Hickory Smoke Ink. Also stamp 1 butterfly using Rose Madder Archival Ink (Or try using Aquamarine Archival Ink for a sweet baby boy layout). Fussy cut each butterfly and add to the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. On the extra cardstock stamp the note paper from the Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set using the Hickory Smoke ink. Cut out and crop to suit your photo. Layer with some co-ordinated patterned papers or make your own patterned papers using any of the awesome Darkroom Door Background Stamps. Layer the papers together and add to the layout with a cute paper doily and your photo.
5. Stamp some stars and other sentiments from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 and 2 stamp sets using the Rose Madder ink pad. Cut out and add to the layout. Paint a chipboard title white and add to the layout.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Rose Madder
Distress Ink Picket Fence
Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers
Belinda

Three Typewriter Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with cards made using the new Eclectic Typewriter Stamp! This is a fun stamp for card making but I can also see it used for scrapbook pages and other papercraft projects too.



Instructions: 
1. The background of this card was created using the Large Mesh Stencil by sponging two different Archival inks through it, Watering Can and Aquamarine. 
2. The Typewriter was stamped on white cardstock and shaded in with same Aquamarine ink. 
3. The sassy lady was stamped on white cardstock and colored in using Faber Castell pencils. She was shaded and trimmed out. 
4. The Polaroid frame stamp was stamped on white cardstock, stamped and trimmed out. Behind the Polaroid image the French Script Texture Stamp was used for the text. The sentiment was added to the top of the typewriter. 
5. Speckle card front with ink or paint.

Supply List:

Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp 
Darkroom Door Polaroid Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Just My Style, All Occasions
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Mesh
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Watering Can and Jet Black
Faber Castell/pencils
twine

The next card shares the same beautiful greens and blue colors!


Instructions: 
1. The background was created using the large Polka Dots stencil in the same way as the first card. The stencil was placed on top of the card base and ink was applied with sponges.The background came to life very quickly.
2. The little bird was stamped out on white cardstock, shaded with the same inks that were used for the background and then trimmed out. The typewriter was stamped on white cardstock and shaded with one color and then trimmed out.


3. A cluster was created, in the center of the card, by stamping the Weathered Stripes Texture stamp as a focal point for the typewriter image to be adhered. The little bird was adhered, along with the sentiment, on the typewriter.
4. Speckle the card with ink or paint.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Love Birds, Garden Birds
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Darkroom Doo Large Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress ink: Faded Jeans and Bundled Sage

Sometimes we need a quick card and this was the inspiration behind this design.


Instructions:
1. Applying several colours of Distress Oxide inks to your craft mat, add water and run the white cardstock through the inks. Keep picking up colour until you have the look you love. Let it dry a few minutes or heat dry the inked cardstock. 
2. Stamp the Typewriter on water color paper with Archival Jet Black ink. Use a water paint brush and colour in the Typewriter with one of the Distress Oxide inks used to create the backgroundof the card. 
3. Using the balloons from the 10th Anniversary stamp or the Party Time stamp set, stamp them above the Typewriter and colour in with the Distress Oxide inks used in creating the background of the card. Stamp the sentiment and adhere it to the Typewriter image. Speckle with ink.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Party Time
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Watercolor paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

New Release May 2018

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We'd like to introduce NEW Stamps & New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!  


Our NEW Sentiment Stamps are a strip of different sentiments that can be used as an entire strip or you can cut each sentiment into individual stamps! The choice is yours! The different sizes of sentiments give you lots of options for fitting them onto your cards and tags. 

Sentiment stamps measure approximately 178mm x 36mm (7" x 1.4")  




Our NEW Small Stencils can be used on their own to create quirky fun backgrounds and they also conveniently match the Collage Stamps with the same name. Simply stamp the Collage Stamp first and place the stencil over the top to sponge ink through the stencil. It's a great way to colour the stamped image quickly and easily!


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Using Eclectic Stamps in a Traveler's Notebook

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 03, 2017

Hi, it's Rebecca Sawatsky here and today I am sharing another page from my Midori Traveler's Notebook using the Seven Days, Mini Calendar and Bare Tree Eclectic Stamps! 







Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Seven Days Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Bare Tree Eclectic Stamp
Tombow brushpens and water mixed on a plastic surface for the tree leaves
Aquash pen
Washi tape
Feather paper die cuts from old ledger paper
Vintage postal stamps
Vintage tickets

Thanks for stopping by! 

Mini Calendar Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 02, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a birthday card using the Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp! This stamp can be used for planners, scrapbook pages and journals to highlight dates. However I thought it would be fun to create a birthday card where I circled the actual birthdate of the recipient of this card! 


Instructions: 
1. Ink up the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp using Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. Stamp onto a folded Kraft card. 
2. Tear some old book pages and colour up with Distress Oxide inks. Adhere to card using gel medium. 
3. Stamp two flowers from Fine Flowers Vol 2 stamp set onto watercolour paper and colour with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. Adhere to card. 
4. Stamp the Mini Calendar onto white card stock using Archival Jet Black ink and circle the birthdate with Scribble Sticks. Adhere to card. 
5. Stamp Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday stamp set onto white card stock using Archival Jet Black ink and trim to create a banner. Ink the edges with the same ink. Adhere to card using foam adhesive. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Kraft cardstock
Watercolour Paper

Thanks for stopping by! 

Quick and easy Step-through Bicycle Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hi there, it's Rachel Greig here today with a quick card using the Step-through Bicycle Eclectic Stamp

This is a quick and easy card that can be made in a couple of minutes, and is a great way to use up little scraps of patterned paper that you may have in your stash! 


Instructions:
1. Trim a piece of patterned paper to 10cm x 4cm and adhere to a folded white A6 card. 
2. Trim a piece of white card stock to 11.5cm x 9.5cm. Stamp the bicycle using Archival Viridian ink pad in the lower right corner. 
3. Stamp a sentiment from the Enjoy The Ride Stamp Set underneath the bicycle using Archival Jet Black ink pad. 
4. Adhere stamped panel to the front of the card using foam adhesive to give it a little dimension. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Step-through Bicycle Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Enjoy The Ride Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Viridian, Jet Black
Patterned paper

I've also been enjoying using the Step-through Bicycle to add some stamped layers to collaged art journal pages. Here's a peek at one here: 


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Planner Page with Eclectic Stamps

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 08, 2017

Hi, it's Rebecca Sawatsky here and today I am sharing a page from my Midori Traveler's Notebook using the Seven Days, Mini Calendar and Bare Tree Eclectic Stamps! 







If you'd like to see how I created this page, you can watch it on You Tube here. 

 
Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Seven Days Eclectic Stamp 
Darkroom Door Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Bare Tree Eclectic Stamp
Ink: Brown & Black
Gold Embossing Powder
vintage book pages, tickets, tag, postal stamps
Washi tape 
Zig embossing pen 

Thanks so much for stopping by!